Patricia Gibson is MP for North Ayrshire and Arran

What has Patricia Gibson been up to today?

Patricia Gibson is MP for North Ayrshire and Arran and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Patricia Gibson has 13371 followers on Twitter.

There was loads of madcap fun at It’s a Knockout at #ValefieldPark #Kilbirnie. The weather was glorious and there was a range of entertainment for the crowds to enjoy. With #GarnockValley Councillor @magjohnson511

Deputy PM @DominicRaab admits @GOVUK opposition to #Indyref2023 is grounded in fears of losing control of #Scotland’s rich resources at #PMQs today. That's why there is such a determination to shackle Scotland to a failing Union #ItsTime #ANewScotland #WhyNotScotland #IndyRef2👇

🚨 BREAKING: First Minister @NicolaSturgeon Scotland’s independence referendum will be held on the 19th of October 2023.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The campaign is on! Join over half a million people and pledge your support for Scottish independence at https://www.yes.scot/signup/

Thanks to all at @OneBanksHub in #Kilwinning Main Street - at the back of the @coopuk - for discussing the range of banking services offered to local residents no matter who they bank with. To see how Onebanks can help with your banking needs visit
👉 https://bit.ly/3y1TbE1

I urged @LUHC to engage with @ScotGov & Cabinet Secretary for Finance @_KateForbes to discuss #LevellingUp Bill which imposes on devolved powers. There is a democratic imperative for @GOVUK to respect @ScotParl 👇.

I was delighted to attend the switch on of @ArdrossanRFC fab new floodlights in its centenary year, made possible by sponsorship from @JamesFrewLtd & SUEZ Communities Trust via #ScottishLandfillCommunitiesFund. Good to meet James Frew's mascot "Flamish". Congrats to the club!

I called on @GOVUK to phase out the use of cages in UK #farming, as #standards are set to slip behind the EU, but there in no point in outsourcing this cruelty via trade deals & importing from countries with lower animal welfare standards either @ciwf @LeagueACS
See below 👇.

This week - 20-26 June - is #CervicalScreeningAwarenessWeek. Cervical screening (smear tests) can save lives but 1 woman in 3 don’t attend screening invites. Find #CervicalScreeningTips from @JoTrust here 👉 https://bit.ly/3tYyise

🇪🇺 Six years ago today, Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We're a proudly European nation and we reject the isolationist, right-wing Brexit imposed on us against our will.

💡 Here's how Europe is leaving a light on for Scotland.

https://www.snp.org/europe-is-leaving-a-light-on-for-scotland/

@PGibsonSNP @cleanairdayuk @asthmalunguk @ClientEarth @globalactplan Thanks for your support @PGibsonSNP on behalf of everyone @EPScotland, coordinators of #CleanAirDay campaign in Scotland on behalf of @ScotGov #CleanerAir for Scotland 2 strategy

According to @TheIFS, around 1 in 7 - 14% - 65 year olds were in income poverty in 2020 as a direct result of #Tory @GOVUK increasing #StatePension age from 65 to 66, as they missed out on pension income of £142 per week on average.
More here 👉 https://bit.ly/3N7UNBW

The misery of #delayed & cancelled holidays continues as staff in @HM_Passport Offices pay the price of UK Gov lack of planning & resourcing to deal with the post-lockdown spike in passport applications. Yet another shocking example of #BacklogBritain
What the exchange below👇.

Delighted to learn more about @marksandspencer’s partnership with @PrincesTrust to help support upskilling young people & help them overcome barriers into careers. It was also a real treat to meet #PercyPig.

I was delighted to support #CleanAirDay this week with @asthmalunguk, @ClientEarth & @globalactplan, highlighting how air pollution harms us, contributing to chronic illness, lung and heart disease, dementia & strokes @cleanairdayuk
More info here 👉 https://bit.ly/3ycOHfr

Millions of financially vulnerable people may be missing out on hundreds of ££s per year because many broadband providers aren’t advertising cheaper social tariffs in social media or when customers sign up for services according to @WhichUK
More here 👉 https://bit.ly/3NWCv7P

As the cost of fuel hits £100/tank, £46 of which is tax going to the Treasury, the need for cuts to #VAT on #fuelduty is now beyond urgent. I again urged @GOVUK to introduce a temporary 10% cut in VAT on #fuel to help with #CostOfLivingCrisis & drive down #inflation. Watch 👇.

🔥 @NicolaSturgeon: "Anas Sarwar is perfectly entitled, although it's beyond me why he would want to, to team up with the Tories again to oppose independence.

What he's not entitled to do is stand in the way of the Scottish people having the democratic right to choose."

Tories in Scotland fought & lost every election since 2014 promising to stop #IndyRef2, @theSNP stands up for Scotland's right to choose its own future, winning elections at every level on that prospectus. Scots won't be denied their democratic right. #ANewScotland
See below👇

I had a lovely time at the weekend at the #Ardrossan #HighlandGames. With pipers, Highland dancing, caber tossing, hammer throwing and so much more, it was a great fun day out.

A fresh independence referendum next year!

This means a year of lively, positive discussion amongst everyone that lives here about what Scotland could & should look like

For me, Scotland independent and European is a bright future 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇪🇺❤️

Scottish Labour and ScotLibDems side with Boris Johnson against a referendum while Douglas Ross says he and his ScotTories would boycott it. Why are this lot on the Scottish Parliament payroll if they don’t respect its democratic mandates? via @C4Ciaran⁩

📢 With independence, we can build a fairer, wealthier and more equal Scotland. That is the prize.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland deserves the very best, now and for the generations to come, only with the full powers of independence can we secure that future.

Staggering response from Sec of State for Health @GOVUK regarding procurement of PPE worth £4billion, now set to be burned as unusable. This was due to a “haphazard purchasing strategy” according to cross party @CommonsPAC & result is £4 of #taxpayers’ money gone up in smoke.

Thanks to @PGibsonSNP for asking this Parliamentary Question about when the @DWP is finally planning to extend Bereavement Support Payments to cohabiting couples. Each day of delay means that bereaved families aren't getting the support they really need https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2022-06-01/11729

I joined calls for @GOVUK to adopt #IstanbulConvention on #ViolenceAgainstWomen, without exceptions & met with @ICChangeUK & supporting organisations such as @WomensInstitute & @SolaceWomensAid. Violence against all women & girls must end.
More here 👉 https://bit.ly/3mJkDBh

Scotland’s industrial #biotechnology sector will employ over 4,000 people and achieve annual turnover of £1,200 million by 2025, exceeding growth expectations by over £300million.
More info here 👉 https://bit.ly/39gSyy7

Millions living in #parkhomes, off-grid or using heating oil to heat their homes may not receive same level of support with energy costs as other households in UK. I urged @GOVUK to ensure millions aren't unfairly excluded from vital support during #EnergyCrisis.
See below 👇.

PPE worth £4billion bought by @GOVUK during #COVID19, employing a “haphazard purchasing strategy”, is to be burned as it is unusable. This huge waste of public money was revealed today in a report by the cross-party Westminster @CommonsPAC.
More here 👉 https://bit.ly/3zvyDpO

Those of us who rely on @StagecoachWScot services are deeply concerned about the proposed axing of bus routes, threatening connectivity across #NorthAyrshire and to Glasgow. I am seeking an urgent meeting and rethink of these proposals to save these vital routes. 👇

Those hit by the #FootballIndex scandal were failed at every turn by the very regulation that was supposed to protect them. I called on @GOVUK to provide compensation, introduce a #gamblingOmbudsman & ensure a full review of the Gambling Act 2005. This cannot happen again👇.

Today is #WorldOceansDay2022 Day, celebrated every year on June 8 to raise public awareness of the ocean & its resources, to promote global ocean & resource sustainability.
The theme for World Ocean Day is Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. #ProtectTheOceans

I met @stjohnambulance & learn about portable #defibrillators - cheaper, smaller, lighter & easier to use than conventional models.Also met Naomi who is campaigning for greater public access to defibs after the tragic loss of her son, Jamie.
More here 👉 https://bit.ly/3GYt9FN

That result is surely the worst of all worlds for the Tories. But much more importantly: at a time of huge challenge, it saddles the UK with an utterly lame duck PM. And for Scotland, it just underlines the democratic deficit - only 2 of 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 59 MPs have confidence in the PM. https://twitter.com/jonsopel/status/1533902346543054850

Jon Sopel @jonsopel

That is a BIG vote against the prime-minister. Anyone who says this over is kidding themselves

The Prime Minister has lost the confidence of a significant number of his MPs says Tory MP @SirRogerGale and is not a fit and proper person to be Prime Minister and should not lead them into the next election.

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the first @CunninghamChoir performance since 2019, before lockdown, in #Beith Community Centre. Fab piano accompaniment by Marcie Granat, pictured below. All donations will go to the @decappeal for #Ukraine. Great to see this choir performing again

Last year holidaymakers were left in tears after paying hundreds of pounds for caravan breaks which didn’t exist

If possible, book directly with the holiday provider or through a reputable agent. Be suspicious if asked to pay by bank transfer/cash

➡️http://www.tsscot.co.uk/holiday-scams/

I called on @GOVUK to end sales of arms to Saudi Arabia. The brutal Saudi regime is a serial #humanrights violator, publicly beheading and crucifying gay men and stoning to death women deemed to be adulterous.

Watch the exchange below 👇

🚨 Every year, @ScotGov has to spend hundreds of millions of pounds mitigating cruel Westminster policies like the Bedroom Tax, the Rape Clause, and Universal Credit cuts - policies that hurt the poorest in our society.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland cannot afford to be under Westminster control.

Please find a round-up of some of the things I got up to on behalf of the people of #NorthAyrshire & #Arran throughout May at https://bit.ly/3NOSg0g

4,245 #NorthAyrshire children have been supported by @theSNP @scotgov #ScottishChildPayment, since its introduction. £1,927,360 invested since Feb 2020. Payments doubled in April & will increase to £25 by year end. Not paid in the rest of UK.
More here 👉 https://bit.ly/3M7IxRt

I challenged @MoJGOVUK to rule out scrapping #HumanRightsAct without the consent of @ScotParl. The Act is embedded into the #ScotlandAct, and @GOVUK has a track record of riding roughshod over Scotland’s democratic will.
Watch the exchange below 👇.

We have copies of our Grief after a bereavement poster available to order! 🌈

It shares information on healthy ways we can manage our grief, which might be needed now more than ever given the loss so many of us have experienced ☔️

Order copies from HPAC: https://bit.ly/38g9DYy

On Saturday I enjoyed a lovely evening with #Barmill #JollyBeggars Annual #LadiesNight in #Beith with @NAC_Provost @Anthea_Dickson Cllr Donald Reid & Kenneth Gibson MSP. Great food & fab entertainment, joined by community volunteers who worked so hard during the pandemic.

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